Which VPN Services Support Windows 10?

Microsoft released Windows 10 in early August.  This is the first operating system that Microsoft has offered as a free upgrade.  They have also committed to 10 years of free support for the OS.  In response over 75 million users quickly upgraded to Windows 10.  If you’ve gone through the Windows upgrade process in the past then you know that applications that worked before the upgrade can have issues when you finish.  This is true of VPN software as well.  Today we’re going to provide you with a list of VPN services that officially support Windows 10 along with some tips to make your transition as easy as possible.

Windows 10

If you haven’t already upgraded I would suggest looking at our list of Windows 10 VPNs first.  That way you have everything ready before the update.  However, I know that many of you reading his post have already upgraded and are experience issues with their VPN.  If you fall into that category we have some suggestions.  For those who upgraded with a VPN already installed we suggest you take the following steps:

  1. Uninstall your current VPN client software
  2. Visit your provider’s website and confirm they support Windows 10
  3. Download the latest release of their Windows software
  4. Install the new client software
  5. Configure any advanced features

The key is to make sure you are running the right version of VPN software.  Most of the questions we’ve had either relate to VPNs that aren’t ready for Windows 10 or those who have old VPN client software.  It’s best to cleanly install the new software.  If you are currently running Windows 7 or 8 then we suggest you uninstall your VPN client prior to the upgrade.  Once on Windows 10 go ahead and download the latest release of the VPN client from your provider and install it.  That will bring better results than trying to upgrade the previous version.

Here’s a list of VPN services that we’ve confirmed offer support for Windows 10:

The names above also represent some of the largest VPN services in the world so you can expect them to stay on top of operating system updates.  These same providers are often the first to support new versions of Mac, iOS, and Android updates.  Since most of us want privacy protection across multiple devices it helps to have a VPN that is responsive to new updates.

Are you a VPN provider with support for Windows 10?  If so send us a tweet @VPNSP and we’ll gladly add you to the list.